McLaren have explained to MotorMartin how they intend to redefine the rules of Grand Touring when they release their own interpretation of the Grand Tourer in just a few months time. The announcement was made by CEO, Mike Flewitt, at the company’s press presentation during the 89th International Geneva Motor Show.

 “The fourth McLaren to be introduced under the Track25 business plan will be our interpretation of the Grand Tourer. It will be a car that combines competition levels of performance with continent-crossing capability, wrapped in a beautiful lightweight body. It’s a car that has been designed for distance and one that will also provide the comfort and space expected of a Grand Tourer. But with a level of agility never experienced before in this segment. In addition, it will be the lightest of Grand Tourers and by also having the best power-to-weight ratio, I promise it will be one of the quickest. In addition, it will be the only Grand Tourer to share its DNA with the 250mph McLaren Speedtail.” Mike Flewitt, CEO, McLaren Automotive

Unfortunately, neither the name of the car nor its final design were revealed. But an image of the McLaren of Grand Tourers shown in a distinctive camouflage has been issued. Of course, this will be a sleek, beautiful and boldly elegant car, one keeping to the McLaren philosophy of every design detail being present for a reason with an interior that will feel spacious, uncluttered and modern with only authentic, high quality materials employed.

McLaren say that their Grand Tourer will not form part of any of the company’s existing model Series and will be a unique, tailored model.

Can’t wait for mine to arrive McLaren…

Where will you go?


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